The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter Two. The Social Structure and its Units
caption: joint responsibility in clans ; terms for clan
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York48:3
text: However strong the sense of loyalty and mutual obligation between the members of a morung may have been, it did not attain the degree of identification and joint responsibility prevailing among those belonging to the same clan. In the language of Wakching a clan is called 'li,' but in certain contexts, and especially in the clan names, the syllables 'hu' and 'phong' attached to the name of the ancestor also mean "clan."